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John Leonard Parker

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of English
Office location and address
404 Bryan Hall
201 Cabell Dr
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph. D. University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
M. A. University of Pennsylvania, 1996.
B. A. University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, 1994
ENGL 1500: Masterworks of Literature
Credits: 3
An introduction to the study of literature. Why is imaginative literature worth reading and taking seriously? How do we prepare ourselves to be the best possible readers of imaginative literature?
ENRN 3210: Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies
Credits: 3
A survey of plays from Shakespeare's earlier career, emphasizing the great histories and comedies. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3271: Shakespeare: Histories and Comedies
Credits: 3
A survey of plays from Shakespeare's earlier career, emphasizing the great histories and comedies. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENRN 3400: Drama in English from its Beginnings to 1642
Credits: 3
Surveys medieval and Renaissance drama. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3960: The Lyric
Credits: 3
Studies the major lyrical forms and traditions in Western literature, with particularly close reading of poems written in English. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 3971: History of Drama I: Ancient Greece to the Renaissance
Credits: 3
This course begins in ancient Athens with the birth of tragedy and comedy, moving from there to the Latin tradition, both pagan and Christian, before settling into the European vernaculars, both medieval and modern.
ENGL 4270: Shakespeare Seminar
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENRN 4500: Seminar in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. Recent examples are `Renaissance Word and Image' and `Masks of Desire.' For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENMD 4500: Seminar in Medieval Literature
Credits: 3
Limited enrollment. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4520: Seminar in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
Topics vary from year to year. Recent examples are `Renaissance Word and Image' and `Masks of Desire.' For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4998: Distinguished Majors Program
Credits: 3
Directed research leading to completion of an extended essay to be submitted to the Honors Committee. Both ENGL 4998 and 4999 are required of honors candidates. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENGL 4999: Distinguished Majors Program
Credits: 1–3
Directed research leading to completion of an extended essay to be submitted to the Honors Committee. Both courses are required of honors candidates. Graded on a year-long basis. For more details on this class, please visit the department website at http://www.engl.virginia.edu/courses.
ENRN 8500: Studies in Renaissance Literature
Credits: 3
New course in Studies in Renaissance Literature
  • The Rome Prize, Medieval Studies, American Academy in Rome, 2008-2009.
  • Bundeskanzler-Stipendium, Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, 1999-2000.
  • Diane Hunter Prize for the best dissertation submitted in English,
    University of Pennsylvania, 1999.